Heritage is deeply linked to the concept of identity, providing a shared way for people to identify with the world around them, the past that has led to the present, and the future that may unfold. Heritage buildings exhibit a set of features that guarantee a particular place’s distinctiveness and continuity in time and are endowed with meaning through their use by successive generations.

Continuing the discussion of rapid urbanization, this session will examine how identities shift as heritage evolves in urban contexts, looking at the formation of community, memory in architecture, the economic potential of built heritage, and the need for both construction and destruction to allow traditions to continue to adapt to retain their relevance.

Research Tracks – Session 3

  • Architectural history and historic preservation
  • Heritage Tangible and intangible dimensions
  • History Culture Collective
  • Identity Memory Documentation
  • Management Communication for Cultural Heritage
  • Architecture Surveying
  • Representation Modelling
  • Data Integration
  • Technology Platforms
  • Analysis, Diagnosis, and Monitoring
  • Techniques, Conservation, Restoration
  • Protection, Safety, Resilience
  • Transformation Projects
  • Technologies, Materials
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Territorial Surveying